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THIRTY-FIRST CONGRESS, Sess. I. Ch. 49. 1850. 449 legislative faissemlgy: Provided, That no one session shall exceed vislgurtlier pmterm 0 ort a s. · thbsc. 6. Andybe ii further enacted, That every free white male in- Quallneatluus liabitant, above the age of twenty-one years, who shall have been a <>f*¤¤¤r¤· resident of said Territory at the time of the passage of this act, shall be entitled to vote at the first election, and shall be eligible to any oflice within the said Territory; but the qualifications of voters and of holding office, at all subsequent elections, shall be such as shall be prescribed by the legislative assembly: Provided, That the right of Proviso. suilrage, and of holding office, shall be exercised only by citizens of the United States, including those recognized as citizens by the treaty with the republic of Mexico, concluded February second, eighteen hundred and fort —ei¤·ht. Sec. 7. And bi: itifurther enacted, That the legislative power of the Legislative Territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation, consistent g.‘;:§:;¤f’f with the Constitution of the United States and the provisions of this fined. act; but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil g no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United States; nor shall the lands or other property of non-residents be taxed higher than the lands or other property of residents. All the laws Laws to be passed by the legislative assembly and governor shall be submitted *° to the Congress of the United States, and, if disapproved, shall be null g ` and of no elfect. Sno, 8. And be it further enacted, That all township, district, and Boy township. county officers, not herein otherwise provided for, shall_ be appointed ,‘?‘0’:E°t· ams; or elected, as the case may be, in such manner as shall be provided aistebeappoiutby the governor and legislative assembly of the Territory of New °'l· Mexico. The governor shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the legislative Council, appoint, all officers not herein otherwise provided for; and in the nrst instance the governor alone may appoint all said officers, who shall hold their offices until the end of the first session of the legislative assembly, and shall lay off the necessary districts for members of the Council and House of Representatives, and all other officers. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That no member of the legis- No member of lative assembly shall hold, or be appointed to, any office which shall 3::1, §§;3l“;‘;‘: have been created, or the salary or emoluments of which shall have tain offices dur. been increased while he was a member, during the term for which he ll? lm? term was elected, and for one year after the expiration of such term; and 2,, e§:,2°°’ eg; no person holding a commission or appointment under the United thereafter. Clu- States, except postmasters, shall be a member of the legislative as- gg? gélgs U2; sembly, or shall hold any office under the government of said Ter- cept posimu. rilnry, ters, not to be sue. 10. And be ir junta- maxed, That the judicial power of ;‘;j,,“;‘,‘;;f’ °‘ °°‘ said Territory shall be vested in a Supreme Court, District Courts, The _ judicial Probate Courts, and in justices of the peace. The Supreme Court §;’;;f,°;‘“fl;‘x shall consist of a chief justice and two associate justices, any two of to be éxereised_ whom shall constitute a quorum, and who shall hold a term at the seat of government of said Territory annually, and they shall hold their ollices during the period of four years. The said Territory shall be divided into three judicial districts, and a District Court shall be held District Courts. m each of said districts by one of the justices of the Supreme Court, at such time and place as may be prescribed by law; and the said judges shall, after their appointments, respectively, reside in the dis- _ _ _ il’\<>¢S which shall be assigned them. The jurisdiction of the several 0,. c°£‘;S;’:§’°,3, ¢<>¤1’iS herein provided for, both appellate and original, and that of the justices or ui. Pl'0b§l6 Courts and ofjustiees of the PQRCB, shall be as limited by l8·W¤ P°“°€» Fm- Pmvldqd, That justices of the peace shall not have jurisdiction of any P'°“"’· Hive? llhgtongoversy when the title or boundaries of land may be in 01.. . un.—5’7